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Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
Vol. 79 (2002) No. 6 P 185-189

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http://doi.org/10.2535/ofaj.79.185


We examined cross-sectional areas of Meissner's corpuscles to evaluate the changes in their morphology and density that occur during the aging process. Our study of 10 tissue specimens from the right index finger pulp of 10 males, showed that both the size and the number of Meissner's corpuscles decrease with age. We claim greater accuracy in our data thanks to the use of a new sectioning method, namely parallel sectioning of the skin.

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